Brake Pads: Here's What You Need to Know

We here at Jaguar Huntsville are always happy to answer any questions you might have about your brake pads and vehicle performance. It's important not only to know how your break pads work, but also how to keep them in top condition. Brake pads act as a buffer between the brake caliper, which slows down the car, and the brake rotor that is attached to the wheel. Because they play such an important role, brake pads tend to wear out regularly. It's a simple fact that no set of brake pads are going to last for the entire life of your car.

In addition to making sure you change your brake pads regularly, you should also make sure you have the right brake pads for the type of vehicle you drive. Some brake pads, like ceramic ones, are designed specifically for heavier trucks and SUVs. Others, like semi-metallic pads, are designed for the typical commuter car.

As long as you stick with brake pads that use the FMSI brake standards and include factory style shims, you should be ready to go in no time.



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